I am so excited to be linking up with Focused on Fifth to bring you some great ideas for December. Each day for the first 12 days of December, there will be a different linkup with lots of ideas. I will be sharing today and again on the 10th. Here's the topic for today:
1. GIVE THE GRINCH A HEART
This display from Create My Event would be fun to have up during the month of December. She used it as part of a Dr. Seuss party, but it would be great to use in December. Every time an act of service is done, you add a heart to the grinch. A great way to get kids in the spirit of the season.
|Photo Source: www.createmyevent.com|
These cool snow shooters come from Growing a Jeweled Rose and I think this could be fun for any age. You use a styrofoam cup and balloon to make your shooter, and then use cotton balls, pom poms, or crumpled paper to make it snow with your shooter. This could be a just-for-fun activity, or you could write something on the crumpled paper and do a getting-to-know-you activity, math problems, etc. This could be a great time!
To play this game, hang a wreath and put a large bowl on the other side. The goal is to get your snowflakes (marshmallows) through the wreath and into the bowl. Whoever gets the most is the winner.
|Photo Courtesy of http://zachandcallie.blogspot.com.au/|
In this game, students race to wrap their classmate in toilet paper and put on a hat and scarf. The fastest team wins.
|Found on Dixie Delights|
This is a fun activity for when you have a few extra minutes, or for a party. You just need white paper plates and pencils/markers/pens. Each person holds a paper plate on their head. When the caller gives the instructions, the players draw on their plate while it is on their head. At the end, everyone looks at their drawing. You could even vote to see whose is the best. Here are the instructions for the caller:
-Draw a line for the ground.
-Draw a large snowball for the base.
-Draw a medium snowball on top of the base.
-Draw a small snowball for the head.
-Draw a carrot nose.
-Draw two eyes and a mouth of dots.
-Draw a scarf at the neck.
-Draw two stick arms.
-Draw a top hat on the head.
The idea came from Cul-de-sac Cool
Hope you can use some of these fabulous ideas in your classroom this month. What fun activities do you do in your classroom in December? Leave a comment below.
Don't forget to visit the link-up for more ideas!